Are you wondering if you should get a facelift, but not sure if you would be a good candidate? Before making a decision it’s important to understand what a facelift can accomplish, and review the benefits as well as your desired aesthetic outcomes, with your plastic surgeon.
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a procedure that is done to combat visible signs of aging on the face, and neck. It tightens sagging facial skin, and minimizes the appearance of creases under the eyelids, along with lines and wrinkles at the corner of the mouth. It also refines the jawline. Facelift surgery is often done in conjunction with a brow lift or eyelid lift.
Are you a candidate for a facelift?
As a general rule, people with sagging skin on the face and neck, as well as good bone structure and skin elasticity, are ideal candidates for a facelift. Candidates for facelift surgery typically have jowls that they want reduced, and sagging skin beneath the chin and neck they would like to tighten.
If you are considering facelift surgery you should also be medically fit to have the procedure done, because it is major surgery. It’s therefore essential to discuss any health issues with your plastic surgeon during the initial consultation.
In addition, candidates should have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do. Facelift surgery improves the look of the face and neck, but it certainly won’t stop the aging process.
Would you like to find out if you are a good candidate for a facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Knoxville and Powell, TN, areas, contact Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa for more information.
You can reach them at www.gallaherplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (865) 671-3888.